Analysis: Did drones kill Al-Shabaab’s leader, and why does it matter?

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 3rd, 2014

Drone strikes aimed at Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane reportedly hit their target, but no one’s sure if he’s actually dead or not. A lot rides on the outcome – and not just the future of Somalia. SIMON ALLISON looks at what this could mean for east Africa’s most dangerous terrorist organisation, and for the American drone programme designed to contain them.

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